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I just signed a law that prohibits any government agency or public official from issuing an order that closes places of worship. The First Amendment right to freedom of religion shall never be infringed.

Today's the day California lifts its reopening tier system and much of the coronavirus-related restrictions on businesses. Here's a brief look at what that means after June 15:

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The FAA issued a temporary nationwide ground stop at the request of Southwest Airlines while the company resolved a reservation computer issue. Please contact the airline for further details.

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I have written a letter to CM Mamata Banerjee over post-poll retributive violence. It's been more than 6 weeks (since the incidents of violence happened) but no state govt officer, minister or CM has gone to the spots: WB Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar

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MacKenzie Scott, the billionaire philanthropist, donates $2.7 billion to 286 organisations including racial equity funds in philanthropy and journalism

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I want to revive the original spirit of the older, pre-commercial internet—if not in form, then in function. A slower, more thoughtful, more creative space. You're invited:

Under Alert Level 3, #gatherings  are limited to 50 people indoors or 100 people outdoors and the curfew will begin at 10pm. #StaySafe  #CoronaVirusSA 

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Judge rules that Harvey Weinstein can be extradited to LA to face rape and sexual assault charges

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England footballer Tyrone Mings has hit back at Priti Patel's "refusal to defend" players taking the knee before Euro 2020 matches. The centre-back says England's players will continue to 'stand up for what we believe in' by taking the knee. Read more:

President Biden is helping to put passenger rail back in the spotlight — and train enthusiasts hope his influence will put more trains on the tracks.

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Scoops of the Day

I asked Marjorie Taylor Greene today if she still stood by her comparison of the Democratic Party to the Nazi Party after she said nothing was comparable to the Holocaust. This was her answer

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Good morning California. It’s reopening day. We’ve administered over 40 million vaccines. Now… No more social distancing. No more capacity limits. No more colors or county tiers. And if you’re vaccinated—no more masks. It’s a good day.

#WATCH Indian Army releases a video on the first anniversary of the Galwan Valley clash in which 20 Indian soldiers were killed while fighting Chinese aggression

Fox News has mentioned "critical race theory" nearly 1,300 times in the past 3.5 months -- doubling month over month

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When MacKenzie Scott promised in 2019 to give “until the safe was empty," people had little reason to take her at her word. Many of the world's wealthiest people have made lofty promises of giving. But she has now given away more than $8 billion.

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London's Met Police accused of "institutional corruption" for failings over unsolved murder of private investigator Daniel Morgan

Most Americans are not on the same page as President Joe Biden in believing that climate change is the “greatest” security threat to the nation.

"Biden is right to test whether Putin might embrace a more stable, predictable relationship with the United States." THREAD 1/

Fox 26 reporter Ivory Hecker while on air accuses Fox Corp. of having “muzzled” her and that Project Veritas will tell her story tomorrow.

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Scoops of the Week

Darnella Frazier, the teen who filmed the police killing of #GeorgeFloyd , has won a Pulitzer Prize special citation. Frazier was 17 when she witnessed ex-officer Derek Chauvin murder Floyd: "My video didn't save George Floyd, but it put his murderer away and off the streets."

I just signed a law that puts virtual currency under the Texas Uniform Commercial Code to be a secured transaction. It defines virtual currency, establishes when a person acquires a right in it, and when a person has control of it.

If the Myanmar junta has its way, a prison sentence will be imposed on the "75-years-old, Aung San Suu Kyi...that could put her in jail for the rest of her life, permanently sidelining her from [the] political arena." Time to cut off the junta's revenue.

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"Keeping Up with the Kardashians" is ending. But their exploitation of Black women’s aesthetics continues

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says G-7 nations will pledge to give 1 billion coronavirus vaccine doses to poorer countries. Half of that will come from the U.S.

Women in South Korea are protesting labor disparities by using an image similar to this 🤏 emoji to mock the size of men’s penises. Men are saying women are insulting their bodies.

Here’s the key table from @PHE_uk  new report on vaccine efficacy against hospitalisation with Delta variant: After 1 dose • Pfizer: 94% effective • AstraZeneca: 71% effective After 2 doses • Pfizer: 96% • AstraZeneca: 92% Full preprint here:

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Tomorrow X Together Makes History By Scoring The No. 1 Bestselling Album In The U.S.

It speaks to the Myanmar people's hatred of the junta that many are forsaking urgently needed medical care rather than frequent hospitals that soldiers are occupying.

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